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19 January 2009 @ 12:02 am
Monterey Bay Aquarium  
I finally got to see the famed Monterey Bay aquarium. It's actually much smaller than I thought it would be, but it still lives up to its fame. It's just awesome. I would have loved it if it were a little quieter, but at the same time it's great to see so many kids being so excited about things. Do they have adult-only library-like-silence days out there? :-)

Sea Nettle

Sea Nettle

Sea Nettle

Egg-yolk Jelly. Eating egg-yolk will never be the same again. :(

Decorator Crab

Fish in the Kelp forest (I'm sorry, not sure about the species :( ). Mackerel. Thanks idahoswede and aliki

More fish. Can someone identify please? help: http://www.mbayaq.org/efc/living_species/default.asp?hab=5 :-). Trout (Steelhead?). Thanks debbiann and aliki

More Kelp forest fish

Mola mola or Oceanic Sunfish - the largest (heaviest?) bony fish in the world (sharks are cartilaginous)

A flatfish

And gray whales just out in the ocean... :-)

sandy_tr on January 19th, 2009 09:12 am (UTC)
Beautiful Pictures
debbieanndebbieann on January 19th, 2009 09:21 am (UTC)
Charles thinks it is a steelhead trout (thems good eatin'). It is definitely a trout.

great photos.
Yathinyathin on January 20th, 2009 03:38 am (UTC)
thanks! now i know how a trout looks like! :-D
purely_narcoticpurely_narcotic on January 19th, 2009 11:05 am (UTC)
That solefish looks beautiful!

Adult-only library like silence! What?! Isn't that *so* last century? ;)
Yathinyathin on January 20th, 2009 03:33 am (UTC)
> Isn't that *so* last century?

I'm beginning to show my age! ;)
Kathy Walker: Napa Valley Signkatbyte on January 19th, 2009 02:11 pm (UTC)
I love the Monterey area, and the aquarium. You are seeing all of the good things in Calif.
IdahoSwedeidahoswede on January 19th, 2009 02:22 pm (UTC)
Your first photo of fish, I think those are mackerel.
IdahoSwedeidahoswede on January 19th, 2009 02:23 pm (UTC)
No, possibly not, not enough stripes, but perhaps in the same family.
Yathinyathin on January 20th, 2009 03:36 am (UTC)
It seems like a Mackerel. Thanks! :-)
Mel: Beakykendokamel on January 19th, 2009 03:04 pm (UTC)
Ohhhh, how exciting!

I love aquariums. I miss having one nearby.
Alikialiki on January 19th, 2009 07:59 pm (UTC)
THe first one looks like Jack Mackerels to me. And second one like trout, but trout are typically not kelp forest fish.
Yathinyathin on January 20th, 2009 03:38 am (UTC)
Thanks. The trout wasn't in the kelp forest. Only the trout picture made it in-between two kelp forest species. Sorry for the confusion! :-D
diedeutsche on January 20th, 2009 05:29 am (UTC)
For a moment I was thinking I'm looking at the Flickr homepage, hah. Very cool pictures.
Yathinyathin on January 20th, 2009 05:31 am (UTC)
thanks! I was reminded of flickr when I was standing there watching those nettles. :-)
88greenthumb88greenthumb on January 20th, 2009 08:58 am (UTC)
Love the orange, yellow orange, brown against blue on the Sea Nettles photo!
depontideponti on January 20th, 2009 07:40 pm (UTC)
Wonderful pictures. As usual.

NO you DON'T want adults-only quiet days. Every day that there are kids in there, enthusiastic and enjoying themselves, there's a better chance for our natural world...and it's SO threatened by apathy and greed right now.
Yathinyathin on January 22nd, 2009 05:32 am (UTC)
yep, that's what i thought and mentioned in the post as well. but one day in a year - with a charity auction titled "silent day" perhaps :-)
Aparna: Myselfinspirethoughts on January 20th, 2009 07:59 pm (UTC)
Beautiful! Aaaweseome! Loved the whale pic too!

kejnkejn on January 21st, 2009 05:15 pm (UTC)
love the glittering whale tail!! :)
(Anonymous) on February 14th, 2009 06:13 pm (UTC)
The egg-yolk jelly picture
Yathin..can u pl share the exif data for the egg-yolk jelly pic ?
Was it on shutter-priority ?
Yathinyathin on February 15th, 2009 03:13 am (UTC)
Re: The egg-yolk jelly picture
The picture should have the EXIF with it. Anyway, here's the EXIF from flickr: